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- ASIN : B00HOII46S
- Publisher : Prairie Muse Publishing (December 31, 2013)
- Publication date : December 31, 2013
- Language : English
- File size : 2740 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 234 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #64,863 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I highly recommend reading “The Most to Lose” before reading “The Dark Duke”, because it sets up the history and background; you will have a better understanding of what motivates the two main characters, Sterling Randolph, the Duke of Hadleigh, and Lady Amanda Radburn. The Duke of Hadleigh is a pretty sad and lonely guy after alienating his only sister with his driven need for revenge against her husband for a past tragedy. He regrets what he has done and wants nothing more than to have his sister back in his life. His sister requests a favor of the Duke to check on her lifelong best friend, Lady Amanda Radburn, as she has not heard from her friend for quite sometime and suspects something might be wrong. The Duke reluctantly agrees as he feels this is the only way he can restore the once close relationship he had with his sister. While checking on Amanda’s welfare, he discovers she has involved herself in dangerous situation and decides he needs to find out what she is up to and keep her out of harm’s way. Through his attempts to protect Amanda, the Duke begins to fall in love with her, as she with him. Amanda tries to protect her emotions by claiming she wants to remain fiercely independent, (as she has been let down by most of the men in her life) and attempts to dismiss her intimate feelings towards the Duke. Amanda focuses her energy on finding out who viciously attacked her brother and the reason behind the attack. The Duke involves himself in her quest, which leads them both down a menacing road. It is a compelling, mysterious and romantic adventure that keeps your attention well.
Just a final thought - often, when a heroine constantly recycles the “I’m not good enough” dialog too much, it really gets on my nerves. However, I didn’t mind it with Amanda - I really believed that despite her outward brash, opinionated personality, the constant minimizing of herself highlighted how truly insecure and untrusting she was. I wasn’t a huge fan of Hadleigh in “The Most to Lose”, but then I began to feel sorry for him and for everything he had lost. I wanted him to find love and purpose in his life. Definitely will read again and would recommend this book.
This story gained in speed as it progressed along its path to a great ending. I have no problems giving it a solid 4 stars. The characters are well-developed and the emotion of the writing that Laura Landon is well known for is there. The only reasons I didn’t give it 5 stars are because of the slow start and Lady Amanda’s brother is a viscount in the first chapter, but a marquess in Chapter 14. I found this a bit confusing, especially since a viscount’s daughter would not be a lady, while a marquess’s daughter would be. Regardless of these two minor points, I thoroughly enjoyed this book and highly recommend it.
The only negative was that the previous book hero's name was Jonah and in this book they changed his name to Nick which threw me off. Typing error maybe, or not edited by somewhere who knew her previous book. Maybe that is picky, but I do get really involved with these characters and they become friends. As a friend I wouldn't want to someone to call me by a wrong name!
But the plot was great and entertaining.. so worth the purchase. I so want to buy the audio version, but it has yet to come on the market. I keep checking for it!
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My favourite book so far is "Shattered Dreams",i have kept this story on my Kindle to read again.